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Milton Keynes Dons 2-3 Swindon Town

Michael Doughty's double saw MK Dons' sorry slump in form continue with a 3-2 home defeat by Swindon.

Paul Tisdale's side were well in the mix for an automatic promotion spot in League Two before the festive period, but two wins in their past 10 outings has seen them slip outside the play-offs.

Lee Nicholls was kept busy in the hosts' net early on as he was on hand to deny Doughty twice.

But it was third time lucky for Doughty with a great solo goal 11 minutes before the break. The former QPR man won the ball back, charged at goal and calmly shot past Nicholls.

MK Dons midfielder Chuks Aneke was denied by a brilliant one-on-one save from Lawrence Vigouroux in the 49th minute while, on the hour, Jake Hesketh's stunning strike levelled proceedings.

But the hosts' cheers were short-lived with Keshi Anderson hitting an unstoppable 30-yard bullet past Nicholls seconds after the restart.

Vigouroux pulled off a reaction stop to keep out Alex Gilbey before Kaiyne Woolery was tripped in the box by Recoe Martin 19 minutes from time.

Doughty picked up his 12th goal of the season by cheekily chipping the penalty straight down the middle.

Kieran Agard gave the Robins a late scare two minutes from time when he converted David Wheeler's knockdown but Swindon held on.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 16MartinBooked at 72mins
  • 4Walsh
  • 26Cargill
  • 7Watson
  • 8Gilbey
  • 11HeskethSubstituted forWalkerat 79'minutes
  • 24HoughtonSubstituted forWheelerat 59'minutes
  • 3Lewington
  • 10AnekeBooked at 37mins
  • 14Agard

Substitutes

  • 5Baudry
  • 6Cissé
  • 18McGrandles
  • 21Wheeler
  • 22Moore
  • 33Harley
  • 34Walker

Swindon

  • 1VigourouxBooked at 90mins
  • 2Knoyle
  • 33Broadbent
  • 26Conroy
  • 31TaylorSubstituted forKoikiat 26'minutes
  • 4McCourt
  • 30RoseSubstituted forDunneat 62'minutes
  • 3DoughtySubstituted forCarrollat 82'minutes
  • 35Robinson
  • 10Anderson
  • 22Woolery

Substitutes

  • 8Dunne
  • 9Richards
  • 18House
  • 19Carroll
  • 23McCormick
  • 29Koiki
  • 37Bennett
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
7,864

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away18
Shots on Target
Home10
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away10
Fouls
Home16
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 2, Swindon Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Swindon Town 3.

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Baily Cargill.

Booking

Lawrence Vigouroux (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Swindon Town 3. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Dion Conroy.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jak McCourt.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Dion Conroy.

Attempt missed. Canice Carroll (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Canice Carroll replaces Michael Doughty.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Kaiyne Woolery.

Attempt blocked. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lawrence Vigouroux.

Attempt saved. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Stephen Walker replaces Jake Hesketh.

Attempt missed. Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Wheeler (MK Dons).

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Hesketh (MK Dons).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Russell Martin.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Michael Doughty.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Swindon Town 3. Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

Russell Martin (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Swindon Town. Kaiyne Woolery draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Russell Martin (MK Dons) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

Hand ball by Ryan Watson (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Jake Hesketh (MK Dons).

Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. James Dunne replaces Danny Rose.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Swindon Town 2. Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Swindon Town 1. Jake Hesketh (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. David Wheeler replaces Jordan Houghton.

Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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1Lincoln City311710455312461
2Mansfield321513448252358
3Bury32169762392357
4Colchester321571052351752
5Carlisle311641149361352
6Forest Green311312647301751
7Exeter31149843311251
8MK Dons31148949321750
9Stevenage32145133640-447
10Tranmere31129104540545
11Grimsby32134153639-343
12Swindon311110103641-543
13Newport30127113948-943
14Oldham30119104537842
15Crewe31126133640-442
16Northampton32814104145-438
17Crawley32114173646-1037
18Cheltenham3198143648-1235
19Cambridge31105162950-2135
20Port Vale3189142738-1133
21Yeovil3179153139-830
22Morecambe3178163250-1829
23Macclesfield3277183354-2128
24Notts County31510163261-2925
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